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Felipe Esparza Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Felipe Esparza
Place Of Birth
Sinaloa, Mexico
47 years old
Birth Date
June 11 1976

Felipe Esparza Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Theodore Roosevelt High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Lesa O'Daniel
Felipe Jr, Phillip, Tuesday

About Felipe Esparza 

Felipe Esparza is recognized for his specials.

This Mexican-born comedian was the winner of 'Last Comic Standing', an American reality competition show, in 2010 and has starred in quite a few films. Felipe Esparza also hosts a weekly podcast that has been a big hit with audiences.

Felipe Esparza was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, in June 11, 1976. He decided to become a stand-up comic while he was in rehab While in rehab he had to list out five goals and make achieving them a part of his recovery plan. One of these goals was to become a comedian.

In order to achieve this goal, he polished his comedy writing skills and attended open-mic events to improve his comedy routine. He also visited many open-mic events and practiced his comedy routine regularly.

In addition to being a stand-up comedian, Felipe Esparza has also acted in a few movies. Felipe Esparza credits his career as a stand-up comedian to Greg Boyle. Boyle is a Jesuit priest who founded Homeboy Industries based in Los Angeles to help individuals in rehab.

Felipe Esparza Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Felipe Esparza’s net worth?

According to sources, the net worth of Felipe Esparza is estimated to be about $3 million.

How much does Felipe Esparza earn per year?

Felipe Esparza's per annum income is not known. He owns no cars but uses a bicycle for his daily commute.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Felipe Esparza?

Felipe Esparza is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) in height.

How old is Felipe Esparza?

Born on June 11, 1976, in Sinaloa, Mexico, this stand-up comedian is 46 years old. His birthday is in June and his zodiac sign is Gemini.

Childhood And Education

Felipe Esparza who was born on June 11, 1976, in Sinaloa, Mexico, spent most of his early life on his maternal family's ranch in that region of Mexico. He was the oldest of seven children and after some time, his family moved to Tijuana.

His father left the family in Mexico and moved to the United States following which in a few years Felipe Esparza, his mother, and two of his brothers also tried to move to the US. While they were trying to enter the United States they were detained at San Clemente, California, and deported.

Finally, after another failed attempt, the family was able to get to the United States. After changing two cars, they got to Carson Heights, California and from there moved to Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Here the family was reunited with their father.

Felipe Esparza lived in the Pico Aliso housing project and got involved in shady dealings due to which he could not complete his education at Theodore Roosevelt High School where he was studying. He was a part of a gang in his late teens and early ’20s.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Felipe Esparza’s partner?

Felipe Esparza married Lesa O'Daniel, an entrepreneur and businesswoman on December 13, 2014. The couple has three children together Felipe Jr, Phillip, and Tuesday. Lesa's son, Isaac from a previous marriage is also a part of this family.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Felipe Esparza decided to become a comedian when he was in rehab. He began his chosen career in comedy in 1994 and mostly performed as a stand-up comic in coffee houses and clubs.

He won the 'Last Comic Standing', a reality television series that awards the best comic from among the contestants.

Felipe Esparza has been hosting a podcast every week since 2014 called 'What's Up Fool?' This podcast has had 227 episodes until January 2019 with each episode running for about 60-100 minutes. The podcast comprises interviews with various well-known personalities and other comedians. It is available on all major podcast platforms and on YouTube.

Felipe Esparza has also worked on three comedy specials. These include the 2012 'They're Not Gonna Laugh At You' on Showtime, 'Translate This' in 2017 on HBO, and 'Bad Decisions' in 2020 on Netflix. He was also the executive producer of the HBO special. The special, 'Bad Decisions' also called Malas Decisiones made him the first stand-up comedian to offer two performances in different languages.

This stand-up comedian has also acted in quite a few films including 'The Opening Act' which was released in 2020. Other films that Felipe Esparza featured in are 'El Matador' and 'The Fix'.

Felipe Esparza has also appeared in television shows. Some of them include 'The Eric Andre Show' and 'Gentefied'.

Charity Work

The charitable work and donations of Felipe Esparza remain anonymous. Although, he did state in an interview that he would be donating some of the money that he won on the reality television series.

What awards has Felipe Esparza won?

Although Felipe Esparza has not won any notable awards, in 2010, he won an award on 'Last Comic Standing', an American reality competition show on television. His weekly podcast is also quite popular with viewers.

Felipe Esparza’s Hobbies And Interests

Felipe Esparza seems to like pets as he does have dogs and rabbits. This could be one of his hobbies and interests.

Other Interesting Felipe Esparza Facts And Trivia

  • Since 2011, Felipe Esparza has been following a vegan diet.
  • He tried many jobs including being a security guard before becoming a comedian.
  • Most people in his audience can relate to his jokes as they are based on things that have occurred in his personal life including drug issues and having to grow up with parents that knew very little English.

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